complimentary close

noun

Definition of complimentary close 

: the words (such as sincerely yours) that conventionally come immediately before the signature of a letter and express the sender's regard for the receiver

called also complimentary closing

First Known Use of complimentary close

1919, in the meaning defined above

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complimentary close

noun

English Language Learners Definition of complimentary close

: the words (such as sincerely yours ) that come before the signature of a letter

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